Dates for your diary

Now that your feet are firmly back under your desk, there are a number of important dates to remind you of, including cut off dates for the spring assessment window, qualifications which are withdrawing early, scheduling your EQA visit and more!

Spring External Assessment deadlines

It’s important to remind yourself of the entry cut of dates for the external assessment window you wish to enter your learners on.

You can check this in our External Assessment window timetable. If a cut-off date has passed, you may still be able to make entries but you might be subject to a late entry fee. Speak to our Customer Support team by calling 0191 239 8000 or emailing [email protected]

Schedule your EQA visit

You can access a wealth of support and guidance from your EQA during a visit. This is especially important if your learners are undertaking the synoptic project for the first time year as part of one of the new Level 1/2 Technical Awards.

Food and Cookery Skills qualifications go live

The new Level 1 and Level 2 Certificate in Food and Cookery Skills will go live on 1 February and will be open for registrations from this date. Find out more about these qualifications here.

Qualifications withdrawing early

As you may have read in our Horizons newsletter, some of our Level 2 Certificates will be withdrawing early. You can download this newsletter and remind yourself as it’ll help you decide which external assessment to enter your learners in and in which year you can claim the performance points.

Read Horizons

Reasonable Adjustments

A reminder to centres to make sure that all your Reasonable Adjustment requests have been submitted ready for the Spring assessments and beyond. We accept JCQ’s Access Arrangements Online approval reports as the supporting evidence, but do please remember that a separate application to NCFE is required.